Common Fennel 'Purpureum'

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' | Also known as: Finkel 'Purpureum', Sabbath Day Posy 'Purpureum', Fennel 'Purpureum' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Foeniculum vulgare, or the Common Fennel, is a lovely little plant with blue-green, aromatic foliage that smells of aniseed. It occasionally flowers with yellow blooms during the summer months. The leaves are edible, and a great addition to salads and for flavouring both food and drinks. Plant in a wildlife area of the garden, or in flowerbeds and borders. It’s simple to successfully grow and requires little on-going care, making it the ideal choice for the novice or time short gardener.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in summer
  • Brown or bronze
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Spreading
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Vegetables & herbs
  • Herbs
Grown for
  • Culinary use
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Outdoor food
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Kitchen garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Foeniculum vulgare

Common Fennel

PLANTS Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare, or the Common Fennel, is a lovely little plant with blue-green, aromatic foliage that smells of aniseed. It occasionally flowers with yellow blooms during the summer months. The leaves are edible, and a great addition to salads and for flavouring both food and drinks. Plant in a wildlife area of the garden, or in flowerbeds and borders. It’s simple to successfully grow and requires little on-going care, making it the ideal choice for the novice or time short gardener.